PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained from patients’ own bloods and is essentially the youth elixir consisting of platelets and plasma as well as the other components of blood such as growth factors and minerals.
Thrombocytes are responsible for improving and containing active molecules named as growth factors allowing natural healing of damaged tissues. PRP contains thrombocytes within the blood sample, in a concentrated form.
A normal thrombocytes concentration circulating in our blood is 200,000 per microliter, while the number of thrombocytes within the PRP may be higher than 1 million per microliter. These thrombocytes are used for making the skin younger and healthier.
What is PRP?
PRP is the name given to the form of treatment, which is named with the abbreviation by using the initials of the words in the expression ‘Platelet Rich Plasma’ in English and by injecting the substance obtained from the patient’s own blood. The injected substance is plasma, which is enriched in platelets.
Plasma is a blood component that helps blood to clot and contains special cells called platelets or other factors, proteins. There are various proteins in plasma that support cell growth. As a result of research, plasma was isolated from blood and concentrated to form a blood component called PRP, which is a plasma richer in platelet cells.
PRP is injected into damaged tissues. As a result, new and healthy cells are formed in the body. PRP supports the healing of damaged tissue. Tissue growth factors are very concentrated in the injection material prepared. As a result of this situation, the recovery in the tissues is accelerated.
About PRP Treatment
PRP therapy takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. PRP begins with the collection of the patient’s blood in a tube. Plasma, which is rich in platelets, is used by centrifugation by separating it from other components of whole blood. This is because platelets act as a natural reservoir for growth factors deemed necessary to repair injured tissues.
Growth factors secreted by platelets increase collagen production and gene and protein expression in tendon stem cells and stimulate tissue recovery. These growth factors accelerate blood flow.
PRP injections can be applied in different ways. To give an example, in PRP applied for hair loss, a local drug solution lidocaine is applied, if necessary, before the injection into the scalp. For this reason, it is necessary to come to the treatment session a little early. A local anesthetic drug is mixed with PRP to reduce injection-related pain in patients. In some cases, PRP injection can be applied together with the surgical procedure.
How is PRP Applied?
- PRP injections are applied by experienced doctors,
- To prepare the PRP to be injected, some blood is taken from the patient.The amount of blood taken depends on where the PRP will be injected. For example, the amount of blood taken for injection to the scalp for hair loss is approximately 20 milliliters,
- The blood sample, which is taken into the tube under sterile conditions, is placed in a centrifuge device. The centrifuge is a machine that rotates very quickly and ensures the separation of blood components. The separation process in the centrifuge takes approximately 15 minutes. This process separates platelets from other blood component,
- The plasma separated into its components is made ready for injection into the affected area. With this process, concentrated platelet-containing plasma is obtained,
- After the injection area is determined, PRP is injected into the area to be treated.
- The injection contains a concentration of platelets 5 to 10 times higher than in normal blood. PRP accelerates recovery,
- All these stages of PRP application are carried out in approximately 30-40 minutes.
What can be Expected From the PRP Application?
The application can meet several expectations.
The most important ones are as follows:
- It has long-lasting effects,
- It is rejuvenating and restructuring,
- It is applied easily and safely.
What is PRP Hair Treatment?
PRP is generally applied to revitalize weakened and brittle hair, to regenerate lost hair, and to increase the quality and thickness of the hair. Especially in female pattern hair loss, hair follicles are protected and the lost hair grows back with PRP hair treatment. In men, PRP is mostly used to prevent existing hair from falling out. In hair PRP treatment, 4 sessions are applied at intervals of 2 weeks. At the end of 6 months, it is very useful to add 1 session. Good results are obtained.
To Which Areas is PRP Applied?
As one of the non-surgical skin rejuvenation applications, PRP is pretty effective in removing wrinkles. PRP procedure can be applied to the forehead, cheeks, eyelids, chin and neck. PRP is an ideal anti-aging procedure for the face. PRP application takes 15 minutes on average. After 6 sessions, you realize that your skin is rejuvenated, look fresher and that your wrinkles are reduced. You are recommended to get PRP, when you see visible wrinkles in your skin. This way, your need for plastic surgeries such as facelift will be delayed.
What are the Side Effects of PRP?
PRP can have some potential side effects by injection applied to the patient’s skin. Since PRP contains substances taken from the person’s body, the risk is much less in relation to the risk of allergic reaction that can occur with the injection of drugs such as allergic reaction cortisone or hyaluronic acid.
However, there may be various risks arising from the injection itself, these are listed below:
- Pain at the injection site,
- Tissue damage,
- Nerve injuries.
How Long is the Recovery Period for PRP?
Patients may return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure. When PRP injection is made, it is recommended to rest the affected area after the injury. However, the recommendation for rest depends on the extent of the injury. Many people continue their daily lives after PRP regardless of injury.
There is no immediate difference after PRP injections. Growth factors need to be activated first. Therefore, within a few weeks or months after the application, it is seen that the injured area recovers quickly or more hair grows on the scalp than expected.
How Many Sessions Does PRP Treatment Take?
For the treatment of arthritis or chronic tendinitis, 2 or 3 sessions of PRP treatment are required in most patients. The age of the patient determines the amount of sessions needed. Because as we age, the number of stem cells in the body decreases and more sessions are needed for treatment. PRP sessions are generally applied at 2 week intervals. It is planned as 3-8 sessions on average, depending on the patient’s needs and disease. PRP can be combined with mesotherapy for hair loss and skin rejuvenation in people. After all PRP sessions are completed, PRP can be applied once or twice a year.
How Much Does PRP Cost in Istanbul, Turkey?
PRP prices; It varies according to the area to be applied, the type of prp treatment, and the number of sessions of prp. The price of the PRP treatment to be done in the face area and the price of the PRP treatment to be done on the hand or for the hair differ. PRP prices in combined applications and single session PRP prices vary. You can reach the healthiest information about PRP Istanbul, Turkey prices by calling our clinic. For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact Quartz Clinique and get information on PRP Prices in Istanbul, Turkey.
We wish you healthy and happy days…